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Bookbed recommends: ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Andersen

by Charlie Diaz They say books have a way of staying with you no matter how many years it’s been since you last read it. You may not remember everything but you’ll remember the feeling it brought you when you first read it. For me, that is true. When asked what children’s book has stayed with […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘The Vampire Lestat,’ ‘Zombies vs. Unicorns’

by Allana Luta Though I was not born a novelist, writing has been a part of my life ever since my mom gave me my first diary for my seventh birthday. Jotting down scrambled thoughts, however, is different from actually writing a story. I’ve attempted to do so at different times in my life and here […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales

by Elaine Zapanta It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially with the likes of This Song Will Save Your Life. It feels so contemporary art~ and my obsessive-compulsive self is pleased with the even spacing between letters. Seriously, guys, who here isn’t affected by well-executed typography? It does things to my brain! […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ ‘The Shining’

by Kachi Parado I needed to take out and look over all my books for this article because I didn’t want to be unfair to any of them. I’ve read tons of books but I also have a lot stacked and untouched, so I’m going to talk about book covers of titles that I have and […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes

by Cake Evangelista ­ “I knew no end to desiring you.” That is the one quote in Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse that has been imprinted in my mind ever since I came across this brilliant and thought-provoking—yet admittedly difficult to read—masterpiece of a book. The thing is, I first read that line not in Barthes’ […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach

by Allana Luta Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a story about following your dreams, told through the eyes of an extraordinary seagull. Jonathan wants nothing more than to perfect the art of flying, something that goes against the norm of his flock, which is simply to eat. Jonathan’s stubbornness results in his expulsion from his community. […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta

by Elaine Zapanta I see poorly written smut on display and I get a tiny bit sad on the inside and think that maybe I’ve outgrown YA. That I should be moving on to thicker books filled with characters with more difficult, real-life problems. And then I’ll come across books like Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘How To Kill A Rockstar’ by Tiffanie DeBartolo

by Charlie Diaz Tiffanie DeBartolo’s How to Kill a Rock Star is about Eliza, a music journalist, whose passion in music matches Paul, the front man of Bananafish. Together, sparks fly and everything seems right. However, every love story has bumps on the road and here it is Paul’s stand against commercializing music. He loves being […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Chuck Palahniuk

by Kachi Parado Give me a shotgun. Give me new names. Give me a new me. There’s this theory that the first Chuck Palahniuk book you read will be your favorite. In my case, it’s Invisible Monsters. Like with most of the books I’ve read, I had no idea what this book was about. I just […]